Ian & Claire's Adventure
We woke up late, the journey had really worn us out and we ventured outside to find it roasting hot and really humid. After breckie we went for a walk over the hill past the pyramid and walked through miles through the temple ruins and boulders overlooking the bazaar and banana plantations. At the top we saw a huge Ganesh (elephant god) which was quite spectacular and in suprisingly good shape. We then saw lots of monkeys jumping around in the trees. We soon felt the heat getting to us so we walked back and treated ourselves to a Thali it was excellent 50p each and far too much. we met up with Phil, who we were on the bus with and had a chat. Later on we went for a walk down the high st as we were intruiged and at night it had looked really dodgy. We got to a huge monolythic bull statue and steps up the hill. We got houneded by kids and agreed to take a photo, they agreed a price but of course cried when we gave it to them and asked for more......one girl was really agressive, why do we bother. We walked over the boulder strewn hill to the magnificent sight of the Achyutaraya temple at the end of the old sule bazaar. It is a huge temple in the valley, amidst banana trees. This is where we met Mayesh, our little friend. He 'treid' to talk to us about everything to see and sang songs and asked us questions that he couldnt understand the answers to. When we were expected to be asked for an enormous sum (synicism and experience) we were happy to be asked for enough for a school pen and excercise book. He was a lovely kid.